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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as we arrived we knew we’d love this place, from the friendly service to the incredible food, the whole experience from start to finish was a night to remember, if we ever come back to L.A we will definitely book another table, the...More

Thank Eve P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was outstanding. Very fresh. Unique twists on vegetables and meats, creating superb flavors. The service was remarkable. We dined with 3 children and the staff couldn’t have been more kind. We can only hope to enjoy a meal here again in the future.

Thank SonomaGrass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every bite was delicious and moan-worthy. The wait person organized the sequence for our shared orders. We began by splitting the wonderful sun choke and pear soup served with a crostini with cheese and grilled bits of pear. Next we shared the three balsamic glazed...More

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Everything was absolutely delicious! From the chicken liver mousse, octopus, oxtail dumplings to the shellfish soup and to the dessert. Only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars is due to steak I ordered. Requested medium rare and closer to rare then medium rare. Steak...More

Thank Asan24
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Had a party of 5 for dinner. Just in time for the Dine LA promotions. We had the Dine LA promo venue which proved great value at US$49 for 3 courses with a glass of wine. 5 of us just picked different starters, mains and...More

Thank Sherman N
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Our favourite ‘casual dinning’ restaurant in the US. Work with your waiter to construct a number of small plates to share. So many amazing flavours to be experienced in the one meal ! Outstanding food quality. Good helpful service.

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Tar and Roses was an accidental find a few years ago but now I visit each time I am in the Santa Monica area. The food is delicious, nice selection of wines and great atmosphere.

Thank Ilume
Reviewed 6 January 2018

My partner and I were politely fighting over pieces! The restaurant has an excellent wine and beer selection. No liquor. We had one bar plate, two small plates, and an entrée. The balsalmic glazed ribs, yellowfin crudo, honey lavender cauliflower, and venison with brussels and...More

Thank Lilibie
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We went here for a romantic anniversary dinner. In all ways it met, or exceeded our expectations! The restaurant offers “Snacks,” “Small,” “Veggies,” and “Large” dishes. Our server did a great job giving us some ideas and suggestions as to ways to order and some...More

Thank dmhn
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was unassuming and the previous reviews are spot on. Be prepared for a wait if you valet park as it’s a busy corner. We had a reservation and were seated quickly on the heated patio. The ambience in the back room just added...More

Thank b201
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Michael L
16 July 2015|
Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Went to their new sister restaurant Santa Monica Yacht Club. Small plates, good wine list. Food can be good but was uneven, Worth trying--same block as T+R which was closed. T+R suffered structural damage from a fire. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
    (SE Corner of 6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-587-0700
Centered around a wood burning oven, Tar & Roses serves up farmers market dishes with global influences.
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